Tarlac village chairman loses P1-million cash, valuables-A A +A
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
CAMP OLIVAS - A barangay chairman in Barangay Calingcuan, Tarlac City, lost more than P1 million in cash and valuables after falling victim to the “Akyat Bahay” recently.
In a belated report here, Senior Superintendent Alfred Corpus, Tarlac police provincial director, said Barangay Calingcuan chairman Rolando Tolentino, 66, reported to police that his house was robbed by three armed men.
The robbers poisoned the victim’s two dogs and then cut the padlock of the main door by using a bolt cutter.
The suspects woke Tolentino and his wife, who were at the master bedroom, the report said.
One of the suspects pointed an unknown gun at the barangay chairman and tied his hands using a shoelace, the report said.
The robbers took all the victims’ valuables including a bracelet, six necklaces, 80 pairs of earrings, Rolex watch, Rado watch, 11 other watches, Saudi ring, LG DVD, 42” LG flat television, Fundador and three Chivas Regal liquor, all with an estimated value of P1,018,000, plus P89,000 cash.
The suspects then boarded an unknown van and fled towards the north. (Ric Sapnu)
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on March 21, 2013.